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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Nassime Chida Abstract This article uses historical scholarship on Guido da Montefeltro and medieval Romagna (Franceschini and Vasina) alongside Ovid’s Metamorphosis and the Serventese del 1277 to contextualize the question asked by the soul of Guido (about peace or war in Romagna) and the catalog...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
... asked spectators to suspend disbelief in the name of conversion even as they maintained skepticism about sacred simulacra. Latour’s metaphysics allows us to see how mystery plays deployed multiple modes of existence, each of which mediated the others but could not reduce or explain them. States’s...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 227–234.
Published: 01 January 2010
...: after him nothing seemed daunting. Once in a while he asked us a question in class. It was always a trap: not necessarily meant as such (I was never sure), but the mere fact that he had suddenly asked a question made it a trap. Everyone tried to answer; no one ever really succeeded, to my recollection...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 187–200.
Published: 01 May 2014
... asked his nephew Lionel Hauser, who was almost the same age as Proust, to take charge of his friend's portfolio. Starting in 1906 and continuing through 1921, Proust wrote frequent, elaborate letters to Hauser. The style and form of these missives could not be more different from those he sent...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 292.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Mary Ann Caws Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Mary Ann Caws ON MICHAEL RIFFATERRE W hat many of us feared and loved about Michael Riffaterre coincided. His reactions could appear totally out of whack. When I was teaching at Barnard, I first asked, timidly, to be sure...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 101–102.
Published: 01 January 2017
... erly man whom she visits in a hospice asks the pro­ tagonist, Elisabeth. He asks this only in her memories though, as, for the dura­ tion of the text, while she does indeed read to him (Ovid, Huxley), he remains in a coma ­until its very final pages. As accompaniment, the time Elisabeth and Daniel...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Liz Constable Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Liz Constable LIFELINES THROUGH GENRE: IN GRATITUDE In crafting the words for Ross s legacy of love in my own life, I asked myself what work I wanted this piece to do. Which genre, or genres...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 41–43.
Published: 01 January 2017
... already from second year and Ross naturally taught one of the courses. I remember the first class with him as if it ­were yesterday. We ­were ­there to read poetry and he asked us what we knew about structural anthropology. Structural Anthropology. As it happened, I did know a c­ ouple of the names Ross...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 57–67.
Published: 01 January 2002
... and, precisely, Balzac, to note that the passe simple is far from the only principle that puts everything somehow into place. Indeed, one might ask why tense is so privileged in Barthes. One answer to this, of course, is the stucturalist influence which motivated a good deal of Barthes' thinking at the time...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2009
... in 1979, and has not spoken a word since." He then asks: "Is this a caricature, really?" It is quite a good caricature, I think-so good that I would like to claim it as a piece of perhaps unintended intertextuality, in other words as an application for membership in the genre it caricatures...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 49–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... se benia a desnudar a la sacristia" (he would often leave the convent without permission in the morning and he would return after eleven, when the church was closed, and would ask for a collection to say mass, and in vestments, he would go out to the altar and set out the altar coverings and, without...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 27–29.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and their often marginalized works than Ross. A continually open and intellectually curious student and promoter of both, he was the antithesis of Baudelaire s hypocrite lecteur. III Yes! he said, Yes. To appreciate a literary or even so-­called non-­literary text, you should always ask: Why is this sentence...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 137–146.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Nabokov is of course hardly alone in making this sort of pronouncement; ever since there have been journalists to interview them, writers have regularly been asked about which authors of the past they admire and which of their contemporaries they tolerate. The reason Nabokov lends himself so well...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 2002
...; mes jeo criem tant vostre curut que nule rien tant ne redut." (32-6) (" My lord," she said, "my handsome and sweet friend, there is something I would very much like to ask you, if I dared, but I am so afraid of your anger that there is nothing else I fear more The tenor of the citation above makes...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of the notorious example he went on to give in 2006 to illustrate the pointlessness of the concours —when he wondered how often one had to ask a “guichetière ce qu’elle pensait de La Princesse de Clèves ”—galvanized the opposition. The novel became a focal point of resistance to Sarkozy, most famously...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Tom Trezise Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Tom Trezise REMEMBERING ROSS Afew years ago, Ross Chambers was asked by a university press to evaluate a manuscript I d submitted on the reception of Holocaust survivor testimony. In his report...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 253–256.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the literary work allowing us to proceed synchronically and diachronically as we decipher its message. The trick is that instead of privileging a linguistic or historical view of literature, Riffaterre The Romanic Review Volume 101 Numbers 1-2 © The Trustees of Columbia University 254 JOANNA AUGUSTYN asked...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 269–270.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the Columbia campus with a friend and fellow classmate, Sarah Benzaquen Lumpkin, walking from the Broadway entrance toward Philosophy Hall. Midway, we met Professor Riffaterre and asked him if he was holding class in the midst of the general turmoil that had brought classes to a standstill during the 1968...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 262–263.
Published: 01 January 2010
... be distracted by a tennis player who would hit the ball over the fence and ask me to fetch it. Then it was back to reading the essay of the moment. Ever since, no cat is simply a cat for me. After moving to New York and settling in, I walked over for my first formal introduction to the Columbia University...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 183–187.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and academic discourse in the past ten years, and especially since 2005, a year marked by the publication of the "Manifeste des indigenes de la Republique," the passage of a law on "French repatriates," Article 4 of which asked teachers and textbooks to "acknowledge and recognize the positive role...